A mayor of a northern French town has taken a rather bizarre measure against burglars by erecting an “impassable” stone wall across one of its streets. The 1-meter tall structure caused puzzled locals to sign a petition against the drastic action.
The construction in the northern French commune of Hénin-Beaumont in the Pas-de-Calais department basically just blocks traffic. It was introduced by the town’s mayor Steeve Briois who belongs to the National Front party, La Voix du Nord newspaper reported on Wednesday.
“It is simple urban planning that has been approved by 70–80 percent of the population in the neighborhood,” the town council stated, as cited by Le Figaro newspaper.
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